Manchester United are being linked with a loan move for Christian Pulisic, with ESPN claiming the Red Devils are interested.
The Chelsea winger’s agents are attempting to find Pulisic a new club. He has only started three Premier League games this season, scoring once and providing one assist.
The 24-year-old was signed from Borussia Dortmund for £58 million in 2020. He has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot, playing under three different managers.
ESPN report United are interested in a potential move, with Pulisic’s versatility appealing. He can play on the left or right wing, and featured for USA against England last Friday.
Pulisic loan possible
United’s alleged interest is focused around the fact Pulisic could be available on a loan deal. United are open to temporary fixes in the transfer window, The Mail report.
A loan deal could lead to a permanent move the following summer, but United would not tie themselves to a move with an obligation.
Any deal for Pulisic is likely to stay temporary, allowing United to look at more attractive deals next summer.
Even so, a move for Pulisic would not solve Erik ten Hag’s need to sign a striker who can score more goals for the team and replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pulisic has only scored 13 Premier League goals, with his best return being the six he netted in 2020/21.
He would provide strength in depth in wide areas, but a loan deal for Pulisic alone is not really the game-changing deal the team needs in January.
It is also fair to question whether Chelsea owner Todd Boehly would sign off on allowing Pulisic to join a rival club mid-season.
United are five points above Chelsea in the Premier League table, and both sides will be competing to land a Champions League place at the end of the season.
With Pulisic’s agents reported to be driving his potential exit, say ESPN, it is very possible United’s name is simply being used to drum up interest.